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red heart cookie being frosted with pink frosting

Sugar Cookie Frosting

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  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups of frosting 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This Sugar Cookie Frosting recipe is very simple to make and the perfect pair to your favorite cookies!


  • 3 tablespoons of butter, softened (vegan as desired)
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of milk (any milk including plant milks will work!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract*
  • food coloring as desired (I used about 2 crops of red to get a pale pink frosting)


  1. Make the frosting by combining the butter and half of the powdered sugar in a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer) until just combined.
  2. Add the remaining powdered sugar as well as the milk, vanilla, almond extract, and food coloring. Continue to whisk until it reaches your desired consistency (about 1-2 minutes).
  3. Store leftovers in an air tight container in the fridge.


*As desired, you could leave out the almond extract and simply add in double the vanilla

  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: mixer
  • Cuisine: american